5 from 2 votes
White plate containing 5 BBQ wings with BBQ sauce topped with fresh parsley sitting on a wooden table, carrots scattered.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

BBQ chicken wings are the perfect grilling food for summertime! Grilled to perfection in a sweet and smoky homemade BBQ sauce, these wings can be eaten with one hand while holding a cold drink in the other! Perfect for any summer get together and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

Course: Appetizers, dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Keyword: BBQ Chicken Wings, Chicken Wings, Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 321 kcal
Author: Amanda Mason
Rub for Chicken Wings
BBQ Sauce Ingredients
To Make the BBQ Sauce
  1. Combine all BBQ Sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Stir until mixed well. 

  2. Simmer together in a saucepan until it starts bubbling. Once the sauce starts to get thick, remove from heat and set aside.

To Make the Wings
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the fresh minced garlic, cayenne pepper and salt. Gently run the mixture onto each wing.

  2. Take a large piece of aluminum foil and place on counter. Place 2 regular sized chicken wings onto the foil (or 4-5 smaller ones). Gently brush on the ranch dressing and the BBQ sauce until the wings are coated on both sides.

  3. Fold the aluminum foil on the sides and in the middle until you have an aluminum pockets. 

  4. Light your grill and when heated, add the foil pockets onto the grill. 

  5. Grill the chicken wings in the aluminum pockets for 30 minutes, or until the meat is just starting to fall off the bone.

  6. Once done, remove the aluminum pockets from the grill and remove the wings and place them on a plate. Toss the aluminum pockets.

  7. Take the wings and gently place them back onto the grill. Brush on the BBQ sauce until fully coated. Grill for about 5 minutes on that one side.

  8. After 5 minutes, turn the wings over and brush on the BBQ sauce until fully coated. Grill for about 5 minutes on this side.

  9. Once done, remove the wings from the grill and place on a plate. Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce, Ranch dressing and garnish with carrots and celery!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Grilled Chicken Wings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 847mg37%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.